Saturday 24 March 2018

Nephew of 'Monk' charged over knife attack on brother

A bullet proof vest covered in blood (to right of patrol car) at the incident on Portland Place.
A bullet proof vest covered in blood (to right of patrol car) at the incident on Portland Place.

The 35-year-old nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch has been granted bail after being charged over a stab attack on his own brother, Ross Hutch, during an "ongoing dispute".

Ross Hutch (25), who once appeared on RTE's Winning Streak, was treated by emergency services after he received a head injury on Wednesday night.

His brother Alan, from Portland Place, north inner city, Dublin, was arrested.

He appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court at 4.30pm.


He was charged with assault causing harm at his home address to Ross Hutch on January 3. The alleged offence is contrary to Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against The Person Act.

Garda Damien Kildea, from Mountjoy Station, told Judge Smyth that Alan Hutch was charged at 3.13pm on Thursday and "he made no reply after caution" before he was handed a copy of his charge sheet.

He said there was no objection to bail, subject to conditions. Gda Kildea asked that one would state the accused could have no contact with the injured party. He said the two men were brothers and that "there appears to be an ongoing dispute between them".

Ross Hutch
Ross Hutch

Judge Smyth agreed to make that one of the bail terms and imposed other conditions sought by gardai. He set bail at €250.

He ordered the accused to sign on three days a week at a garda station - the name of which was written on a note and given to the judge but not read out - and "remain of sober habits". The accused was warned by the judge that he must be of good behaviour and have no contact with the alleged injured party, Ross Hutch.

Alan Hutch, dressed in a navy hoodie, black trousers and trainers, did not address the court during the hearing and there has been no indication as to how he will plead.

Gda Kildea said directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) needed to be obtained and he asked for a four-week adjournment.


Mr Hutch was released and ordered to appear again on February 1, when the case will be listed for directions from the DPP to be outlined. Legal aid was granted after defence solicitor Declan Fahy told the judge his client was unemployed and a statement of his means was furnished to the court.

Ross Hutch won €33,000 in cash and prizes on RTE's Winning Streak in 2015 for his brother, Edward Hutch Jnr.

He has been repeatedly warned that his life is under threat since his father, Eddie Hutch Snr (58), was gunned down in February 2016.

His cousin, Gareth Hutch, was also shot dead in Dublin in May the same year.

Alan Hutch
Alan Hutch

Another cousin, Gary Hutch, was gunned down in Spain in September 2015 by the Kinahan cartel.

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